Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorMaria Moustaka-Gouni
Course ID40001677

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Viologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 44
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Moriakī Viología, Genetikī kai ViotechnologíaElective Courses635
Perivallontikī ViologíaElective Courses635
GenikīElective Courses635

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Total Hours92
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
The current programm of studies of the school of Biology AUTH (2012) does not have prerequisite courses. The teachers suggest that the students should have knowledge provided in courses like General Ecology and Plant physiology
Learning Outcomes
Aiming at acquiring knowledge and understanding of physical, chemical, biological and geological processes in the oceans and seas and their interactions focusing on the most recent and significant achievements of Biological Oceanography The student learns to apply the basic knowledge of systemic approach in order to interpret and assess changes in different scales.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Development of the Science of Oceanography, major achievements. Topics of Physical Oceanography. Geological processes and geological features of the oceans and seas. Physical and chemical characteristics of seawater, physical and chemical processes in the seas and oceans. Biological processes (productivity, food webs and microbial loop, phytoplankton blooms and marine snow). Biogeochemical processes and transport, the fate of pollutants. Oceans and climate. Laboratory exercises: 1. Distinction of particulate material in seawater. 2. Measurement of primary productivity of marine phanerogames and macroalgae. Outdoor exercises: Sampling of benthic macrophytes and phytoplankton.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Presentations in Multimedia Application CD-Rom and Power point as well as email communication with students.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work180.7
Reading Assigment381.5
Written assigments60.2
Student Assessment
Written Examination, Oral Presentation, Tests , written assignment , Report for laboratory exercise. 1. Each laboratory exercise is examined orally and in writing , with projects performed in small groups. The laboratory examination of each subject must be successful. The average of the degree of laboratory exercises is considered as 15% in the overall score. 2. At the end of each lecture or in between lectures students are required to respond in writing or orally ( at that time or by sending text within a certain date) to questions related to course content. For this they are evaluated and may be primed in the final score up to 2 degrees (20 %). 3. The final examination is performed a) either(students are free to choose for exemption from the 60% ​​of the syllabus ) through the development and support of a topic based on the analysis and synthesis of information from review articles and b) or short answer questions or test development in questions about the whole matter . For the final score it is taken into account 15% of the laboratory assignments, and up to 2 degrees from questions from attending the lectures (20 %).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Αλμπανάκης Κ. (1999). Μαθήματα Ωκεανογραφίας. Εκδόσεις University Studio Press. Θεσσαλονίκη. 2. Θεοδώρου Α. (2004). Ωκεανογραφία. Εκδόσεις Σταμούλη Α.Ε.Αθήνα.
Additional bibliography for study
Moυστάκα Γούνη Μ. (1997). Ωκεανογραφία, Μία Βιολογική Προσέγγιση. Moυστάκα Γούνη Μ. (2002). Ωκεανοί και Θάλασσες. Εφαρμογή με πολυμέσα. Μαλέα Π. (2007). Σημειώσεις για το μάθημα Ωκεανογραφία,Τμήμα Εκδόσεων Α.Π.Θ., Θεσσαλονίκη, σελ. 180 (διανέμεται σε ηλεκτρονική μορφή). CD-ROM
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